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Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rule Making

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 13-0340-b, 13-0340-e and13-0340-g. The Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rule Making of Part 40 of Title 6 NYCRR relating to marine fish. This notice will be published in issue 20 of the State Register, dated 5/17/2006.

For further information contact:
Stephen W. Heins
NYSDEC
205 N. Belle Mead Rd, Suite 1
E. Setauket, NY 11733-3400
Telephone: 631-444-0435
E-mail: swheins@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Negative Declaration

Putnam County - The Town of Putnam Valley Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment to Chapter 165 “Zoning” of the Town Code will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amendment to Chapter 165, Zoning, of the Town Code. Specifically, the Town Board wishes to eliminate definitional confusion between the terms “Educational, Religious or Philanthropic” and “House of Worship” and proposes to allow “Houses of Worship” as a specially permitted use in the PD, CD, R-1, R-2, R-3, and LP Zoning Districts; such uses are currently specially permitted in the PD Zoning District only. The project is located in areas within the Town of Putnam Valley, Putnam County, New York.

Contact: Carole Hughes-DiMarco, Town of Putnam Valley Town Board, 265 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, New York 10579, phone: (845) 526-2121, fax: (845) 526-2130.


Putnam County - The Town of Putnam Valley Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Repeal and Re-enactment of Local Law #2-Amending the List of Prohibited Uses in the Ground and Surface Water Protection (WP) Overlay District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. On June 1, 2005 the Putnam Valley Town Board issued a Negative Declaration of Significance and passed a Local Law (Local Law #2 of 2005) to amend Chapter 165 (Zoning) of the Code of the Town of Putnam Valley in respect to additional uses prohibited in the WP Overlay District. Specifically, Section 165-26(E) of the Zoning Code was amended to prohibit the “storage and/or dispensing of petroleum based fuels in any form, as a commercial enterprise, including but not limited to motor vehicles fuels, whether or not located in fixed tanks on-site or mobile delivery vehicles for transfer and dispensing off-site.”

An Article 78 petition has since been filed, claiming that certain procedures leading up to the amendment were not complied with and that the Town did not take a “hard look” at fiscal and socio-economic impacts associated with the adoption of the aforementioned legislation. Given the importance of the code amendment to decision makers and residents of the Town, the Town Board has conducted the proper environmental review, notifications, referrals, and public outreach and has repealed and re-enacted Local Law 2, exactly as originally adopted. The project is located within areas of the Town of Putnam Valley, Putnam County, New York.

Contact: Carole Hughes-DiMarco, Town of Putnam Valley Town Board, Town of Putnam Valley, 265 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley, New York 10579, phone: (845) 526-2121, fax: (845) 526-2130.


County: Sullivan and Ulster

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Adoption and Implementation of the Willowemoc Wild Forest Unit Management Plan Amendment

Contact Person: Jeff Rider
NYS DEC
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, New York 12561
Phone Number: (845) 256-3083

Project Location: Towns of Denning and Hardenburgh (Ulster County) Neversink and Rockland (Sullivan) County

Project Description: As directed by the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan, this amendment identifies and provides additional information on the inventory of the various physical, biological, visual, cultural and historic resources within the 15,872 acre Willowemoc Wild Forest, a management unit in the Catskill Forest Preserve. This amendment also identifies the constraints and issues affecting the area and develops additional goals and objectives which will govern the area’s future management. Specific projects proposed to fulfill these goals and objectives include: relocation of the overhead power line and telephone service to Mongaup Pond Public Campground; provide access to Waneta Lake for persons with disabilities which includes creating an accessible path from the parking area to the water for observation and fishing, provide an accessible fishing pier, port-a-john and picnic tables, and upgrade the existing parking area and information kiosk to accessibility guidelines; and provide additional loop opportunities within the Quick Lake snowmobile trail system. Approximately 300 trees with a diameter at breast height (dbh) of 3 inches or greater will be cut or limbed on an area approximately 1.5 acres to provide the necessary clearances for installation of the new overhead power line.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final Generic EIS

Westchester County - The City Council of the City of New Rochelle, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Downtown Density Bonus (DDB) Overlay District. The action involves the City Council of the City of New Rochelle proposing to adopt a Zoning Code Amendment to create the Downtown Density Bonus (DDB) Overlay Zoning District to guide future development within the Downtown Business (DB), Downtown Mixed Use (DMU), and Downtown Mixed Use Urban Renewal (DMUR) zoning districts located within the Central Parking Area in the City’s downtown. The DDB Overlay Zoning District would allow for selective redevelopment of large parcels in the DMU and DMUR districts and would allow redevelopment of smaller parcels in the DB district. Property owners could seek a Floor Area Ratio (FAR) bonus and/or a height bonus subject to City Council review of the proposed project and public benefits.

Contact: Craig King, City Council of the City of New Rochelle, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, phone: (914) 654-2182, fax: (914) 632-3626, Email:cking@ci.new-rochelle.ny.us.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Westchester County - The Town of Lewisboro Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Boniello Land and Realty - Falcon Ridge Subdivision. The action involves the subdivision of approximately 95.6 acres of land within an R-2A One-Family Residence District in the Town of Lewisboro, Westchester County, New York (“proposed action”). The proposed action seeks to subdivide the existing undeveloped parcel into eleven (11) residential building lots and five (5) open space parcels (much of which consist of steep slopes in excess of 25 percent and regulated and protected wetlands/watercourses and associated 150-foot buffer areas). Primary public access to the subdivision is proposed via Waccabuc Road (NYS Route 138, a State highway). Each of the proposed subdivision lots would be accessed from the proposed new subdivision road via two (2) private common driveways. The proposed building lots would include on-site, individual water supply wells and subsurface sewage disposal systems. In addition to Subdivision Approval, wetland permits are also required. Other resources of the subject property include areas of visually significant elevation and corresponding ridgelines, as designated in the 1973 Town of Lewisboro Master Plan. The project is located on the northerly side of Waccabuc Road (NYS Route 138), Golden’s Bridge, Town of Lewisboro, Westchester County, New York, as designated on the Town of Lewisboro Assessor Tax Maps as Section 8, Block 11137, Lot18. The site also includes frontage on Deer Track Lane and its eastern boundary abuts the Town of Lewisboro Brownell Nature Preserve.

Contact: Aimee Hodges, Town of Lewisboro Planning Board, 99 Elmwood Road, Onatru Farm Park, South Salem, NY 10590, phone: (914) 763-5592, fax: (914) 763-3637.


Westchester County - The City of Yonkers Community Development Agency, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Ashburton Avenue Master Plan and Urban Renewal Plan/Mulford Gardens Hope VI Revitalization Plan. The action involves the Department of Planning and Development of the City of Yonkers, on behalf of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as lead agency, and in accordance with the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality as described in 40 CFR parts 1500-1508, gives notice to the public that the City of Yonkers, Westchester County, New York has completed and makes available to the public the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) that assesses potential environmental impacts associated with the implementation of the Ashburton Avenue Master Plan, Ashburton Avenue Urban Renewal Plan, and the Mulford Gardens HOPE VI Revitalization Plan. Alternatives examined in the FEIS include (1) implementation of the Master Plan, Urban Renewal Plan and Mulford Gardens Hope VI Revitalization Plan (2) Ashburton Avenue Master Plan improvements without a continuous street widening (3) a reduced/modified scale of the Mulford Gardens Hope VI Revitalization Plan and (4) a no action alternative.

The FEIS has been prepared to satisfy both the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1970, as amended and the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) of 1978, as amended (6 NYCRR Part 617). The SEQR and NEPA processes have been used to address historic preservation and cultural resource issues under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, 16 U.S.C. 470f.

The 114-acre project area is located in the southwest quadrant of the City of Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. The project area's irregular shaped boundaries lie roughly between Lake and High Avenues on the north, the Old Croton Aqueduct and Yonkers Avenue on the south, Warburton Avenue on the west and Sawmill Mill River Road to the east, with Ashburton Avenue traversing the area as the major east-west thoroughfare. The Project Area encompasses lots on 43 tax blocks in the neighborhoods of Nepperhan Heights/The Hollows, St. Joseph's, Locust Hill, and the northern end of Getty Square.

Contact: Lee Ellman, Department of Planning and Development, 87 Nepperhan Avenue, Suite 311, Yonkers, NY 10701-3874, phone: (914) 377-6558, e-mail lee.ellman@cityofyonkers.com.